33-36-302. Standards for health carrier quality assessment programs. A health carrier that issues a closed plan or a combination plan shall adopt and use infrastructure and disclosure systems sufficient to accurately measure the quality of health care services provided to covered persons on a regular basis and appropriate to the types of plans offered by the health carrier. To comply with this requirement, a health carrier shall:
(1) establish and use a system designed to assess the quality of health care provided to covered persons and appropriate to the types of plans offered by the health carrier. The system must include systematic collection, analysis, and reporting of relevant data.
(2) communicate in a timely fashion its findings concerning the quality of health care to regulatory agencies, providers, and consumers as provided in 33-36-304;
(3) report to the appropriate professional or occupational licensing board provided in Title 37 any persistent pattern of problematic care provided by a participating provider that is sufficient to cause the health carrier to terminate or suspend a contractual arrangement with the participating provider; and
(4) file a written description of the quality assessment program and any subsequent material changes with the department in a format that must be prescribed by rules of the department. The description must include a signed certification by a corporate officer of the health carrier that the health carrier's quality assessment program meets the requirements of this part.
History: En. Sec. 24, Ch. 413, L. 1997.